Opinion | Dec 29 2019

Ringside Pass 2019: The sheer drama of Andy Ruiz’s left hook

Matt Christie on the defining moments of 2019, including Andy Ruiz's astonishing victory
Andy Ruiz
Manny Robles celebrates with Andy Ruiz after victory over Anthony Joshua Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing

Best fight I have seen?

From ringside, Josh Taylor’s victory over Regis Prograis was hard to beat. It was nip and tuck all the way, but what impressed me the most was how both adapted to the evolving tactics of their opponent. The courage and determination on show, as both gave everything over the 12 rounds in pursuit of victory, was also awe-inspiring. The drama was born purely of two exquisite skill sets, as opposed to any mistakes being exposed – which is a rarity in boxing. 

Best fighter I have seen?